Ingenix and Cerner to Integrate Coder and Grouper Workflow Within Millennium

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 11, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq:CERN) announced a reseller agreement with Ingenix to enhance Cerner's revenue cycle offerings by enabling complete integration of the medical coding and prospective payment system (PPS) solutions into the Cerner Millennium® platform. This collaboration provides integration within Cerner's revenue cycle platform and Ingenix's industry leading solutions.     

Ingenix solutions now offered by Cerner include an advanced set of medical coding content, rules and encoding tools that help hospitals improve medical coding accuracy and productivity; and EASYGroup, a comprehensive library of prospective payment reimbursement rules. The addition of these Ingenix solutions gives Cerner clients access to a broader suite of revenue cycle solutions to increase revenue capture, accelerate cash flow and reduce administrative costs. Benefits of this combined offering include:

  • Enhanced coding lookup directly within Cerner Millennium applications and direct entry of codes with editing capabilities;
     
  • Integrated grouping solutions supporting ten federal payment systems (DRG, APC, etc.) as well as more than 30 state/payer-specific payment systems;
     
  • Extensive editing capabilities integrated into the Millennium workflow including Medicare Code Editor, Outpatient Code Editor, Correct Coding Initiative Editor, Unlikely Edits, Local/National Coverage Determinations and Ingenix clinical and reimbursement edits;
     
  • Enhanced usability not requiring additional screens to be launched, and interaction within the Cerner solution as the user takes advantage of the Ingenix embedded functionality.

Ingenix is exhibiting its revenue cycle management services at the Cerner Health Conference, Oct. 10-12, 2010 in Kansas City, Mo., in the Cerner Solutions Gallery.

About Cerner

Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world. Cerner® solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, employer health and wellness services industry and for the healthcare commerce system. These solutions are licensed by more than 8,500 facilities around the world, including approximately 2,300 hospitals; 3,400 physician practices covering more than 30,000 physicians; 600 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 700 home-health facilities; and 1,500 retail pharmacies. The trademarks, service marks and logos (collectively, the "Marks") set forth herein are registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world. (Nasdaq:CERN). For more information about Cerner, please visit , , , and .

About Ingenix

Ingenix is a leading provider of health information, technology and consulting services. Organizations, institutions, businesses and government agencies that comprise the health care system depend on Ingenix solutions and insights to improve their performance. Visit for more information.

CONTACT: Cerner Corporation Media Contact: Kelly Johnson (816) 777-8466 kelly.johnson@cerner.com Investors Contact: Allan Kells (816) 201-2445 akells@cerner.com Ingenix Media Contact: Kyle Christensen (952) 833-7446 kyle.christensen@ingenix.com